If you are looking to transfer assets from one brokerage platform to another, the process is relatively simple and straightforward.
M1 Finance is a financial app offering an automated brokerage platform, intuitive checking account and even a credit card that can earn you rewards that you can reinvest.
Fidelity, on the other hand, is one of the most well known and trusted brokerages that has been around for many decades. The trading platform, however, can be a bit overwhelming for beginner investors.
There are other perks to M1 Finance as well, including the low cost portfolio line of credit with M1 Borrow.
Whatever your reason is for making the switch, we will show you how to transfer from Fidelity to M1 Finance step by step.
Before initiating the transfer, it is important to consider what assets you are able to transfer over to M1 Finance.
The only assets you can transfer over from Fidelity to M1 Finance are the NYSE/NASDAQ listed stocks and ETFs that you own as well as your cash balance.
Fidelity offers a number of assets that are not supported by M1 Finance. You will need to sell off these assets if you are making a full transfer. If you are doing a partial transfer, you can keep these assets within your Fidelity account.
Here are the assets you can't transfer over to M1:
Keep in mind, if you do end up selling off any assets, this could result in taxes owed. If you do sell off assets, the cash will transfer over.
Fidelity does not charge for a full or partial Automated Customer Account Transfer Service (ACAT) transfer, so it won't cost you anything to transfer.
The first step you have to take is to obtain to Fidelity account number.
You will need your Fidelity account number to provide to M1 to initiate the transfer. You should also make note of what type of account you have with Fidelity. The account type you open with M1 Finance has to be identical to the account you are transferring in.
This information can be found by downloading a copy of your most recent brokerage statement.
Next, you will need to open an M1 Finance account.
Here are the requirements to open an account:
If you meet the qualifications, you can continue on to open a new M1 account.
The process is relatively straightforward and everything is handled within the app. M1 Finance will ask you for information such as your name, address, employer and social.
The transfer over to M1 Finance will be initiated within the M1 Finance app.
Before initiating this transfer, you ought to be aware that M1 Finance does not support transfers with partial or fractional shares.
M1 is an incredibly popular investing app. In addition to traditional investing, the app also comes equipped with a credit and debit card, automated investing, helpful account building practices, and more.
The app has over 48 thousand ratings in the app store with an average rating of 4.7 stars.
If you want to switch from Fidelity to M1, then you are in luck. As both accounts support ACATS transfers, this process is pretty simple. Follow the steps as outlined above to complete the transfer!